moral philosophy

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Definition of moral philosophy

: ethics also : the study of human conduct and values

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Watching Bill Murray is fun, watching Bill Murray struggle is really fun, and watching Bill Murray caught in a space-time logjam, wrestling with moral philosophy while pursuing Andie MacDowell is the most fun. . Vogue, "The 55 Best Romantic Comedies of All Time," 1 Feb. 2019 The humanities, computer languages like Python and moral philosophy all rate far lower, while foreign languages such as Mandarin Chinese are not seen as must-haves. Michelle Ma, WSJ, "How to Fix the World," 21 Jan. 2019 In a vacuum, moral philosophy and a popular television sitcom are at the polar ends of the cultural spectrum. Elizabeth Angell, Town & Country, "The Good Place Creator Michael Schur on How He Made Philosophy a Pop Culture Phenomenon," 6 Dec. 2018 And whether all of this is a miracle, or a very dangerous game depends on your perspective and moral philosophy. Kim Brooks, Harper's BAZAAR, "The New Frontier of Fertility Tests—for Young Women," 1 Nov. 2018 Founded in 2009, the institute is devoted to the teachings of St. Thomas Aquinas, the 13th Century Dominican friar associated with natural law, a moral philosophy that undergirds much of contemporary conservative legal thought. Jess Bravin, WSJ, "Justice Neil Gorsuch’s Speech to Catholic Group Closed to the Media," 18 Oct. 2018 In many ways, the goal of the musical performance was to spread a moral philosophy promoting good and condemning evil. Antonia Neubauer, Town & Country, "How to Plan a Trip to Asia," 5 Oct. 2016 In moral philosophy, this approach, distinct from virtue ethics, is called consequentialism. Ian Bogost, The Atlantic, "Enough With the Trolley Problem," 30 Mar. 2018 Foddy, an unpresuming Australian with a doctorate in moral philosophy who now makes video games that purposely abuse their players, encouraged me not to get too chuffed about my entourage. Ian Bogost, The Atlantic, "All Followers Are Fake Followers," 30 Jan. 2018

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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